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ADVANCED PREDICTION SYSTEM
Our sensor is located on a fault in the New Madrid zone, monitoring pressures that produce earthquakes. We do not use any outside methods. Our sensors tell us when conditions are perfect for quakes. Once fully implemented our networked system can give 10 minutes of critical advanced notice of quake motion, as well as many hours notice of times of concern and location it will impact. The sensor works by monitoring the Earth's core interactions much like deep ground penetrating radar and stress is measured on the fault. This geotransensor may also indicate global earthquake and volcano risk many hours in advance as a result of its ability to measure core instability.
Levels are super high today. This is very much not normal. We have checked the sensor and it is reporting correctly. We can only wait and see what usgs reports.
The number of earthquakes has increased dramatically over the past few years within the central and eastern United States. More than 300 earthquakes above a magnitude 3.0 occurred in the three years from 2010-2012, compared with an average rate of 21 events per year observed from 1967-2000.
This increase in earthquakes prompts two important questions: Are they natural, or man-made? And what should be done in the future as we address the causes and consequences of these events to reduce associated risks? USGS scientists have been analyzing the changes in the rate of earthquakes as well as the likely causes, and they have some answers.
USGS scientists have found that at some locations the increase in seismicity coincides with the injection of wastewater in deep disposal wells. Much of this wastewater is a byproduct of oil and gas production and is routinely disposed of by injection into wells specifically designed and approved for this purpose.
Review Article on Injection-Induced Earthquakes
U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist William Ellsworth reviewed the issue of injection-induced earthquakes in a recent study published in the journal Science. The article focused on the injection of fluids into deep wells as a common practice for disposal of wastewater, and discusses recent events and key scientific challenges for assessing this hazard and moving forward to reduce associated risks.
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One has to question , Why ? , if they know that water injection causes quakes that they continue to flood high risk area's.
The results indicate that Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri are most severely impacted.
Illinois and Kentucky are also impacted, though not as severely as the previous three
states. Nearly 715,000 buildings are damaged in the eight-state study region. About
42,000 search and rescue personnel working in 1,500 teams are required to respond to
the earthquakes. Damage to critical infrastructure (essential facilities, transportation and
utility lifelines) is substantial in the 140 impacted counties near the rupture zone,
including 3,500 damaged bridges and nearly 425,000 breaks and leaks to both local
and interstate pipelines. Approximately 2.6 million households are without power after
the earthquake. Nearly 86,000 injuries and fatalities result from damage to
infrastructure. Nearly 130 hospitals are damaged and most are located in the impacted
counties near the rupture zone. There is extensive damage and substantial travel delays in
both Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, thus hampering search and rescue as
well as evacuation. Moreover roughly 15 major bridges are unusable. Three days after
the earthquake, 7.2 million people are still displaced and 2 million people seek
temporary shelter. Direct economic losses for the eight states total nearly $300 billion,
while indirect losses may be at least twice this amount.
The contents of this report provide the various assumptions used to arrive at the impact
estimates, detailed background on the above quantitative consequences, and a breakdown
of the figures per sector at the FEMA region and state levels. The information is
presented in a manner suitable for personnel and agencies responsible for establishing
response plans based on likely impacts of plausible earthquakes in the central USA.